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Latest Southern Railway strike cut from six days to three

Wednesday  14:35,   04 january 2017

But the Aslef union has warned there is a ‘likelihood’ of further action.Members of Aslef were due to walk out from Monday, which would have halted services for the entire[...]

Northern Ireland's First Minister Arlene Foster says calls for her to step down are misogynistic - but not everyone is convinced

Wednesday  14:35,   04 january 2017

She’s come under fire over the Renewable Heat Incentive.She is currently under fire for her role in a botched green energy scheme with many demanding her[...]

Murder police hunt car linked to fire death

Tuesday  17:50,   03 january 2017

Police hunting the killer of a man who died in a "targeted" fire say a car was spotted nearby with the engine running and its passenger door open. The dark-coloured vehicle was seen near the house in Milngavie, East Dunbartonshire,[...]

Cases of norovirus vomiting bug at five-year high

Friday  17:55,   30 december 2016

In total so far this season, there have been 163 hospital outbreaks reported. Professor Nick Phin, deputy director of the National Infection Service at Public Health England, said: “Cases of norovirus are still at the levels that we would expect to[...]

Sharp rise in homes sold below asking prices

Thursday  14:35,   22 december 2016

The number of homes being sold below their asking prices has jumped to its highest level in at least three years, according to an industry body. The National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA) reported that 84% of properties sold in November[...]

Tourists warned against endangering lives by taking cliff-edge selfies

Wednesday  13:55,   21 december 2016

Photos shared on social media show the tourists on the very edge of the cliffs at the Seven Sisters beauty spot near Brighton.The photos, taken at the popular beauty spot of Seven Sisters on the south coast, show tourists sitting and standing at the [...]

You now don't have to pay to use the toilet at Victoria and Charing Cross train stations

Saturday  15:20,   10 december 2016

A small glimmer of hope in a bleak year. Toilet charges in two of London’s busiest stations have been scrapped temporarily according to Network Rail as a goodwill gesture to passengers who have endured travel misery over the last few[...]

Is this the end of Ukip? The party's biggest donor thinks it could be...

Wednesday  15:14,   02 november 2016

Arron Banks said the departure of Nigel Farage had caused the “pressure cooker” of tension inside the party to explode.The tycoon also said his close ally Nigel Farage could return again as leader to stabilise the[...]

Ex-Royal Household worker jailed for five years over contracts bribes

Wednesday  18:51,   28 september 2016

A former Royal Household official who accepted more than £100,000 in bribes to award contracts for work at royal residences including Buckingham Palace has been jailed for five years. Ronald Harper was deputy property manager responsible for[...]

New setback for child sex abuse inquiry as top lawyer 'threatens to quit'

Wednesday  18:50,   28 september 2016

The national inquiry into child sexual abuse could be facing another serious blow after reports claimed its most senior lawyer is considering resigning. Ben Emmerson QC, who is counsel to the inquiry, is said to disagree with chairwoman Alexis Jay[...]

Johnson hails Syria ceasefire deal

Saturday  15:00,   10 september 2016

A US-Russia deal aimed at addressing the crisis in Syria has been welcomed by Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson The breakthrough agreement, following talks in Geneva, will see a nationwide ceasefire starting on Monday, followed a week later by an [...]

UK To Deploy Extra 100 Troops To South Sudan

Thursday  04:30,   08 september 2016

The UK is to send an extra 100 troops to South Sudan in a United Nations peacekeeping role. The additional soldiers will take the deployment in the African nation to 400, the size of a small battalion.One of their duties will be to provide and[...]

Thieves steal charity box in aid of teenage cancer sufferer

Saturday  16:20,   30 july 2016

The donation box contained funds for treatment the 16-year-old hoped to receive in the US.The box, containing between £65 and £75, was taken from Bank Street News, in Hythe, Kent, at around 2.30pm on Wednesday July[...]

Man fights for life after Manchester attack

Sunday  13:20,   24 july 2016

A man is in a life-threatening condition in hospital after being headbutted outside a nightclub in Manchester. He was subjected to a "random" attack outside the Void venue in the early hours of Sunday, Greater Manchester Police said.He fell to the[...]

Government allows universities to raise tuition fees to £9,250

Thursday  19:05,   21 july 2016

Universities in England and Wales have been given official confirmation that they can increase maximum tuition fees to £9,250 a year from September 2017, in a move described by critics as "a kick in the teeth to students".Several[...]